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jews joke where he met up with mr. moderate jeb bush. tah-dah, welcome to the republican party. it is 2013. i swear i checked my watch before the show. . good thursday morning. right now on "first look" -- stocks on a tear. is the economy on the upswing for everyone? senator mccain uses pravda to hit back at vladimir putin accusing him of corruption and repression. there is a new multimillionaire with a single winner to the $400 million powerball jackpot. plus grand theft auto v hauls in 8oo million in one day. architects building an invisible skyscraper. true battle of the big men. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo.
we begin with two fronts on the economy. on wednesday fed chairman ben bernanke said he would continue massive government stimulus to the economy. futures are higher today. all of the green arrows may be short-lived. in less than two weeks the government will run out of money. and republicans say they will link defunding of obamacare to negotiations on the debt ceiling and the federal budget. that did not sit well with president obama. >> you have never seen in the history of the united states the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt ceiling being used to extort a president or a governing party. and trying to force issues that have nothing to do with the budget and have nothing to do with the debt. >> senate democrats say they will reject any house bill that strips money from the president's health care law.
moving now to an nbc exclusive. for the first time, millions of americans are hearing from the new president of iran. ann curry flew to rap to interview the leader. he says iran and people are now a different country, one willing to make a deal. >> can you say that iran will not build a nuclear weapon under any circumstances? >> translator: the answer to this question is quite obvious. we have time and again said that under no circumstances would be seek any weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons. nor will we ever. >> he also confirmed he has exchanged letters with president obama. he calls them tiny steps for an important future. that future starts next week. at the u.n. where a meeting with mr. obama is not off the table. the white house says it is testing iran's seriousness at the u.n. general assembly.
officials say there is a short window for a deal on nuclear weapons. chilling details keep pouring in three days after the deadly navy yard shooting. investigators found inscriptions on the shotgun of aaron alexis and a website they say he created. tracie potts is live with the latest. just what are investigators learning? >> reporter: they will be learning a lot more today even as the navy yard reopens. part of it the gym is closed because the fbi is still on site. and we're learning more about the shotgun that was used, those inscriptions that you referred to, better off this way and my elf weapon. authorities don't quite know what that means. we're also learning that he created a website under the name mohammed salem but never used it. president obama and mrs. obama plan to attend the memorial for
the victims. the suspect's mother apologized saying she would never be able to ask him about what happened. and we're getting more details, too, about aaron alexis and his medical treatment. the va says they treated him for insomnia, a but never treated him for paranoia or any of the other mental health problems we've been hearing about. but nm for paranoia or any of the other mental health problems we've been hearing about.but never tr for paranoia or any of the other mental health problems we've been hearing about. apparently those reports that me to police never made it up the chain. >> tracie potts, thanks. a shot across the bow but not from the white house. senator john mccain says russia deserves better than its president, vladimir putin. mccain offers a response to putin's op-ed. the republican senator accuses putin of corruption, repression and self-serving rule. the senator singles out putin and his associates for punishing mccain mentions laws which he
says, quote, codify bigotry. mccain writes building a more peaceful world and says president putin doesn't believe in these values because he doesn't believe in you. on the crisis in syria mccain says putin is, quote, supporting a syrian regime that is murdering tens of thousands of its own people. he goes on to write he has made her a friend to tyrants. now time for your look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. talk about being out of touch. according to the national review, this congressman complained about his six figure salary. the georgia republican reportedly said he's stuck here making $172,000. well, it was after he criticize some had congressional staff members leave to go become lobbyists and earning half a million dollar slaollar salarie. he's running for georgia's open
senate seat where the average income is just under $50,000 a year. more republican in-fighting. ted cruz is infuriating his house gop colleagues after he said they're basically on their own when it comes to defunding obamacare. >> when we win or lose will be decided in the house of representatives. today john boehner showed leadership, house conservatives showed leadership. mike and i will fight with every breath we have, but the house is going to win or lose the fight. oklahoma governor fallon is telling the national guard to stop processing benefits for same-sex couples. that goes against a pentagon directive. a spokesman for the governor said she's just following the wishes of voters. they adopted a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in 2004. and staying on the marriage equality front, in michigan, the estate's republican attorney general is trying to keep the state same-sex marriage ban in place. its purpose he says is to, quote, regulate sexual
relationships for unique capacity. leaders in the house have canceled next week's recess because of the upcoming budget deadline. congress just returned from a five week recess earlier this month. and edward snowden is among the nom theses for europe's top human rights award. the european parliament has nominated the self-proclaimed nsa leaker for the prize for freedom of thought. and that is your morning's dish of scrambled politics. switching gears now to something we can't get enough of here, power ball. someone is holding the ticket. the winning ticket was sold in lexington, south carolina, at murphy usa. whoever bought it beat the 1 in 175 million odds in last night's drawing. and the numbers are 7, 10, 22, 32, 35, 19 is the powerball. the lump sum option would have
the winner walking away with about $134 million after taxes. turning to flooding in colorado. officials say property losses from record flooding are approaching $2 billion. more than 7,200 homes and businesses were impacted by the waters. this morning we are learning fewer than 6,000 of those had flood insurance. some residents are being allowed back inside the flood zone. fema is warning locals to try to stay out of any flood waters no matter how shallow fearing pollution. now for the national forecast. bill, good morning. >> we've had a low number of billion dollar weather disasters this year. other years we had more. moore oklahoma was our first and now in in colorado is the second one of the year. a couple years ago we had like 15 in one year because we had a lot of hurricanes which we haven't had this season. our friends in mexico are the ones struggling right now. hurricane manuel, this has killed 80 people in mexico and left about 40,000 people
stranded in acapulco. it became a hurricane again yesterday and just spinning there along the coast. so expect more devastation and a lot more pictures of the tragedy down in mexico. and mexico's not done yet. there is another storm. yesterday i was thinking this could sneak a little further to the north. it hasn't done so, staying further to the south in the gulf of mexico. this one also could head toward vera cruz. so mexico having a bad hurricane season, not us up here to the north. we're looking at warm conditions and thunderstorms in the midwest. a heads up to the people this indianapolis now with the 4,000 lightning strikes in the last hour. those storms are knocking on your door. east coast great today. midwest will have stormy weather. chicago airport, minneapolis, also down kansas city possible delays. >> and once the big hubs are affected -- >> it can spread, yes. aaron alexis inscribed two sayings on to the shot gun he used at the navy yard. we'll tell you what they were. plus a story of good karma. remember that homeless man who turned in a backpack containing
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now to other stories making news this morning. clicking the like button on facebook is protected free speech under the constitution. that's according to an appeals court in virginia. in a case involving people fired by a sheriff for supporting the political opponent in 2009, the judge said that clicking like could be considered the 21st century of a campaign yard sign. a judge in ten see has ruled that an 8 month old baby can be named messiah. that judge reversed a closer court decision that said messiah was a title reserved for jesus christ. the boy's mother said she said she liked the way it sounded with the names of her other two sons. assad says the report that found evidence of a nerve gas attack in syria is unrealistic
and denied making the attack. on fox news, he says his government will abide by the government to get rid of his chemical weapons. >> take one year. i didn't say years. as i heard, it takes about one year, maybe a bit less, a little bit more. the world lost a heavyweight champion last night. boxer ken norton who battled muhammad ali three times passed away at the age of 70. in their first fight, norton didn't just beat ali, he broke his jaw. according to norton's former manager, norton visited ali in the hospital and as ali was getting his jaw wired, he said he didn't ever want to fight norton again. they did face off two more times with ali winning both. norton's final boxing record, 42 wins, 33 knockouts, 7 losses and 1 draw. and in boston, a homeless man who turned in a backpack containing $42,000 is getting a big reward.
and online fund set up for donations for glenn james has collected more than $91,000. james said the money will help him get a brand new start in life. kindness does pay off. and now for your first look at business, we turn to see made hoed seema mody. >> stocks rallied on wednesday following the surprise decision not to cut back on the bond buying program. ben bernanke citing strains on the economy and fiscal fight in washington. the dow and s&p 500 hitting new all-time highs. in other news, you can skekt more cash in your paycheck next year. a new survey finds companies plan to dole out raises averaging about 3% in 2014. back to you you. well, disney is delaying the release of the next pixar move vitt good dinosaur until 2015. that means there will be no pixar film in 2014.
that will be the first one since 2005. the first invisible skyscraper is planned for south korea. the glass encaskacase tower wil appear invisible. very cool. and grand theft auto 5 is leaving everything in its dust at a cost of around $130 million to make, gta 5 took in $800 million in just one day. selling 7.5 million units at about $60 a pop. a lot of gamers out there. coming up next, sports headlines with richard lui. but first, massive flooding in the mexican resort city of acapulco has created a new problem for residents and stranded residents. crocodiles. this large reptile was seen roaming the streets before he was captured. a pair of ferocious tropical
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a home run bounces off the moon, falls back to earth. estimates have it at over 460 feet. it reaches the fans there. marlins within 4-3. >> when it comes to all professional sports, who is the best?thin 4-3. >> when it comes to all professional sports, who is the best?hin 4-3. >> when it comes to all professional sports, who is the best?in 4-3. >> when it comes to all professional sports, who is the best? it's the memphis grizzlies. at the bottom of the list, sacramento kings. build it and they shall come. denver's pepsi center is getting the largest screen in the nba. it stands the three point lines on the basketball court. but still only a tenth of the size of the screens at at&t and re rereliance stadiums in texas. america's cup sailing. new zealand in a close race against the usa. but as you watch the finish line, 15 seconds ahead, they are now just one win away from winning the legendary america's
cup. teeny tiny uniform, major muscle power. a 400 pounder gets lifted body slammed. i think the camera actually shook when that happened. that was the winning move. three time world champion biamba wins it all. the traditional diaper looking thing, in japanese, it's a muwasi. >> a fun fact. thanks. time for our look at this morning's politics. bob franken is joining us now from washington. bob, good morning. thanks for being here. >> well, we talk segues, but sumo wrestling? >> because you're major muscle in this political segment. >> we're witness something sumo wrestling except it's with a bunch of light weights in the minds of many people. >> let's talk about that, the sumo wrestling match taking
place in congress. as we mentioned earlier in the show, house republicans are threatening to shut down the government unless obamacare is defunded. is there any way it will work? >> probably not. but if you read between the lines, everything that is re relevant here is really between the lines. there is all kinds of room for maneuvering. the house will indulge its fetish for house republicans to defund obama care as they like to call it, then it goes to the senate, the senate is going to turn that down. and then the negotiation is going to start. and you even have this back fall for speaker boehner that he can count on democrats to help him prevail and avoid a government shutdown at the end. the problem he has then is that he'll probably lose his caucus and soon would be former speaker boehner. >> so you mentioned the situation that boehner is in. this is quite a bind for him. so what do you think is the best way forward here? what's the best of the bad options? >> probably for him would be to call in sick, something like
that. he's in a bind. i suspect that what he'll do at some point is to have a meeting with everybody and say, okay, this is the deal. we can't allow this to happen. and if you do, then he'll pull a johnny paycheck, which will is to take this job and shove it. >> and i want to turn quickly to john mccain's op-ed slamming putin. isn't that a job for president obama some ? >> expect for the fact that the president probably didn't want to get involved so he septembsen mccain who did a gueesture of defiance -- >> you're talking about the one finger salute? >> that is the one. >> thanks for your time. coming up, we'll have first buzz, all the stories we're buzzing about this morning. [ female announcer ] we lowered her fever. you raise her spirits. we tackled your shoulder pain. you make him rookie of the year. we took care of your cold symptoms.
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time for "first buzz". for that i'm joined by richard you li louie and bill karins. armored vehicles? >> there is a college campus, ohio state university, love this university by the way. they have an armored vehicle which can resist iuds. they got it for free, but this is a campus police department that is getting an armored vehicle. at the tried to do this in berkeley, as well, but there it was rejected. ohio state, though, saying they need it for natural disasters. >> in columbus, a lot of national disasters. >> i'm waiting to see what michigan will get in response. >> frat parties can get pretty rowdy. >> now it will be a target, who
can tip it. this is a row toe type of the world's most expensive vehicle. it is a gold plated and diamond encrusted la ee eed lamborghini. the prototype is worth $3 million and when it finally goes on sale, the big one will cost $8 million. i'm surprised that the the one is 3, big one is 8. >> isn't seem to make sense. >> is it supposed to work? >> it's opposed to work.3, big . >> isn't seem to make sense. >> is it supposed to work? >> it's opposed to work.big one. >> isn't seem to make sense. >> is it supposed to work? >> it's opposed to work. not for the timid. certainly for the flashy spender. >> i'm sorry for the nightmares you'll have tonight. if clowns bother you, don't watch this sorry. in north hampton, england, this guy in a clown suit is creeping people out. he's showing up around town, doesn't say anything. doesn't hand out balloons. purportedly he knocked on one woman's door, asked to paint her window sils and he had no paint this his hands.
>> that is really creeping me out. >> on facebook he says i do not carry a knife on me. >> i'm not going to look out the windows anymore. >> that's creepy. this is "first look". stay tuned. "way too early" starts right now. are you interested in speaking to our president? if you wanted to send him a message right now, what would you say to him? >> same to your people, follow the common sense of your people. that's enough. >> syrian president once again speaking to the american media. he's also maintaining he didn't do it. and has proved it. we'll explain in just a few minutes. the fed and wall street, they have a lot of explaining to do. no movement by ben bernanke and that leads to a major stock rally. but underneath it all, it might not actually be good for the u.s. economy. and why not? want your soccer deal to win?
you do something about it. why not. this is "way too early". good morning, everybody. brian shactman here. thursday, september 19. we is a lot of mother nature to deal with this morning from an update in colorado to the deadly storm in mexico. but we want to start with oklahoma. firefighters have been battling a gigantic fire all night. it's at a chemical plant. it broke out around 10:00 p.m. local time. no one was working there at the time and the dozen or so people living nearby were vehicevacuat. crews are letting the fire burn down. we'll bring you any updates as we get them. in tehran,